On Tuesday night, at least two fire bombs were reportedly thrown at the Fort Worth office of State Sen. Wendy Davis (D). She was not in her office at the time, but some staff members were present and used a fire extinguisher to put out the small fire (video below).
According to the Star Telegram, no one was injured in the attack, but the lawmaker’s office was damaged by the fire.
Sen. Davis said in a statement: “It’s unfortunate when things like this happen in the public arena,” she said. “It reminds us of how important it is for us to remain very civil in our discourse and to work not to foment this kind of anger in our community as we discuss things that are challenges that we all face and care about.”
A maintenance worker pursued a male suspect out of the building, but was unable to catch him.
Sen. Davis is a first-term senator who beat a Republican incumbent in 2008. She had been locked in a court battle over redistricting.
She wrote on Twitter: “Thank you all for your expressions of support and concern. My team and I are concentrating on moving forward and staying focused.”